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### Correspondence between dual center and linear characters of finite reductive group

Let $(G,F)$ be a connected reductive group defined over $\mathbb{F}_q$ via the Frobenius $F$ and let $(G^*,F^*)$ be a group in duality with $(G,F)$ with respect to rational maximal tori $T \subseteq G$...

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### Examples to keep in mind while reading the book 'The Admissible Dual…' by Bushnell and Kutzko and the importance of Interwining of representations

I am a beginner in the field of representation theory. I was reading the book 'The Admissible Dual of $GL(N)$ Via Compact Open Subgroups' by Bushnell and Kutzko.
Let me first describe the book a ...

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### Definition of discrete spectrum and continuous and basic properties

I apologize if this is too basic for MO.
I have an embarrassing admission to make: I don't know the actual definition of the discrete/continuous spectrum of a reductive group $G/\mathbb{Q}$ (in the ...

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### Relation between unipotent cuspidal representations and cuspidal local systems

This could well be a question for reading suggestion. Hope it's not too bad and thanks a lot.
So the question is as in the title. What are the relations between the notion of unipotent cuspidal ...

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### Symmetries of the flag variety

Let $\mathfrak g$ be a finite dimensional simple Lie algebra over $\mathbb C$, and let $\mathcal B=G/B$ be the associated Flag variety.
Is it true that the obvious map
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\mathfrak g\to \Gamma (T\...

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### Existence of lattices in reductive Lie groups

What is known about existence of lattices in reductive Lie groups? The best results I know about existence of lattices in connected Lie groups are either about semisimple groups or nilpotent groups ...

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### representations of the special orthogonal group

Consider an $N$-dimensional (algebraic) representation $r$ of the special orthogonal group $SO_m$ over the rational numbers $Q$. Is it true that there exists a representation $\varphi \colon GL_m \to ...

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### Replacement for Lie-algebra complements

All groups are linear algebraic over some fixed field $k$.
I believe that it is true that, in characteristic $0$, if $G'$ is a reductive subgroup of $G$, then there is a $G'$-invariant complement to $...

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### Conjugacy scheme, fppf versus GIT

I would be glad to have some guidance in the following.
Let $k$ be an algebraically closed field. Let $G$ be a connected reductive group over $k$. Denote by $\mathfrak{c}$ the Zariski spectrum of the ...

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### Complete reducibility of representations of reductive algebraic groups

I need a reasonably detailed reference for the proof of the fact that, in characteristic 0, any linear representation of a reductive algebric group is completely reducible. I looked in Humphries and ...

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### F-points of product of closed subgroups vs. product of F-points, F a local field, reference?

Let $F$ be a finite extension of $\mathbb Q_p$, where p is an odd prime. Let $G$ be a connected reductive group defined over $F$. Let $M, H$ be closed $F$-subgroups of $G$ (in particular, I'm ...

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### Which philosophy for reductive groups?

I am just beginning to look further into trace formulas and automorphic forms in a quite general setting. For long I have noticed that the natural assumption on the groupe $G$ we work on is to be ...

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### Product of standard parabolic subgroups

Consider a quasi-split reductive group $G$ over a field $k$. Let $B$ be a Borel subgroup of $G$, and let $P, Q$ be two parabolic subgroups of $G$ that contain $B$. Is the product set $PQ = \{xy| x \in ...

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### Reference request for $pro-p$ Iwahori subgroup of $GL_n(F)$

I am searching for a book/lecture notes/articles where I can find the definition and properties of the $pro-p$ Iwahori subgroup of $GL_n(F)$,(with examples if possible) the Iwahori decomposition of ...

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### degeneration of reductive group

If $A$ is a mixed characteristic complete DVR (I'm only actually interested in $\mathbf{Z}_p$) and $G/A$ is a closed subgroup scheme of $GL(n)$ whose generic fibre is connected reductive and split, is ...

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### Reference requests for complex duals of connected reductive groups

In Kottwitz's paper "Stable trace formula: cuspidal tempered terms", it is said that if $$1 \rightarrow G_1 \rightarrow G_2 \rightarrow G_3 \rightarrow 1$$ is an exact sequence of connected reductive ...

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### Braid relations $n_\alpha n_\beta n_\alpha \ldots = n_\beta n_\alpha n_\beta \ldots $ in arbitrary reductive groups

I'm currently trying to prove or disprove the following claim. First let me set up some notation.
Let $G$ be a connected reductive group over a field $K$, let $S \leq Z \leq N \leq G$ be respectively ...

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### Representations of complex semi-simple algebraic group “defined over $\mathbf{Z}$”?

If $G$ is a split semisimple linear algebraic group over $\mathrm{Spec}(\mathbf{Z})$ then does every (algebraic) irrep of $G_{\mathbf{C}}$ extend to a morphism $G\to\mathrm{GL}_n$ over $\mathrm{Spec}(\...

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### Primer on Eisenstein series

My apologies if this question is a duplicate. I seached, and the closest I could locate is this question, which has very intriguing and intractable (for me) responses.
In my continuing journey of ...

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### Subgroups generated by opposite root groups

Suppose $\mathbf{G}$ is a connected reductive (possibly non-split!) group over a field $F$, $\mathbf{S} \leq \mathbf{G}$ a maximal split subtorus and $\mathbf{Z} \leq \mathbf{G}$ its centralizer. For ...

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### Unipotent orbit in adjoint group over finite field

[Editted: The assertion is wrong; see Jay's answer]
My apology if this question is too simple. I am reading Deligne-Lusztig "Reductive groups over finite fields" and at the beginning of Chap. 4, ...

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### Is every connected reductive group over a local field already defined over a global field?

Let $K$ be a local field, e.g. $\mathbb{Q}_p$ or $\mathbb{F}_p((t))$. Let $G$ be a connected reductive group over $K$. Is it true that $G$ is already defined over a global field? More precisely, does ...

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### Unitary representation with fixed Casimir

Let $G$ be a connected reductive real Lie group with Lie algebra $\mathfrak{g}$. We denote by $\widehat{G}_u$ the unitary dual, that is the set of isomorphism classes of unitary reprensentation of $G$....

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### Regular embeddings of reductive groups

A regular embedding of a connected reductive linear algebraic group $G$ defined over $\mathbb{F}_q$ is a morphism $\varphi : G \rightarrow G'$ of algebraic groups which is a closed immersion where $G'$...

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### Torsors in the analytic topology versus torsors in the etale topology

Let $S= \mathbb A^1_{\mathbb C}$ be the affine line, and let $G$ be a smooth connected reductive group over $S$, e.g., $G = \mathbb G_m, \mathrm{SL}_n$ or $SO_n$.
Is every analytic $G$-torsor over $S$...

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### Is there a scheme parametrizing the closed subgroups of an algebraic group?

In the following, let $G=\operatorname{GL}_n(\mathbb{C})$ or $G=\operatorname{\mathbb PGL}_n(\mathbb{C})$, depending on whichever has a better chance of yielding an affirmative answer. One could more ...

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### Representation theory of the general linear group over a finite prime field

I am re-posting a question I asked on math.se here because I am unsatisfied with the answers I obtained.
The irreducible modules of $\operatorname{GL}_n(\mathbb C)$ over $\mathbb C$ are completely ...

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### Can we classify reductive group schemes over curves

Let $C$ be a smooth quasi-projective connected curve over the complex numbers.
Can one classify all reductive group schemes over $C$?
Certainly, you have the trivial ones (coming from pulling-back ...

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### Openness of finite index subgroups of $\mathrm{GL}_n(\prod O_v)$

Let $K$ be a global field and set $O := \prod_{v\nmid \infty} O_v$ where $v$ runs over the finite places of $K$. Equip $\mathrm{GL}_n(O) = \prod_v \mathrm{GL}_n(O_v)$ with the product of the $v$-adic ...

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### $X$-points of reductive group schemes, if $X$ is a proper smooth curve over a finite field

Let $X$ be a connected proper smooth curve over a finite field (so the generic point of $X$ is the spectrum of a global field $K$), and let $G \rightarrow X$ be an affine $X$-group scheme of finite ...

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### Unipotent conjugacy classes

Consider a connected reductive group G over the complex numbers. Is there a `simple' formula for the number of conjugacy classes of unipotent elements in G?

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### Decomposition of Lie subspaces

If $M=G/H$ is a reductive homogeneous space then we can write $\frak{g}=\frak{m}+\frak{h}$
where $[\frak{h}, \frak{m}]\subset \frak{m}$. Here $\frak{g}$ and $\frak{h}$ are the Lie algebras of $G$ and $...

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### Decomposition of $S^7=Spin(7)/G_2$

The seven sphere can be written as the reductive space $S^7=Spin(7)/G_2$. Has the decomposition $Spin(7)=G_2\times S^7$ been calculated somewhere; maybe in terms of Cayley numbers?

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### Parahorics and their normalizers

Let $G$ be a reductive group over a local non-arch field $F$. For convenience let's assume $G$ has anisotropic center (or even that $G$ is semisimple if preferred). Let $x$ be any point in the ...

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### $\Gamma$-action on maximal tori in Borel-Tits

This is about section 6.2 in Borel-Tits' Groupes réductifs where they define a certain $\Gamma$-action on maximal split tori, denoted as $_\Delta \gamma$, distinct from the "usual" one. (If I am not ...

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### Weyl group action on continuous characters of the group of $\mathbf{Q}_p$-points of the torus

Let $G$ be a split reductive group over $\mathbf{Q}_p$ and assume $G$ has connected center.
Let $T$ be a maximal split subtorus of $G$ and $R$ be the roots of $(G,T)$.
Let $\chi : T(\mathbf{Q}_p) \to ...

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### Splitting for Subsequence of Automorphism Sequence for Algebraic Groups

Let $G$ be a split reductive algebraic group over an arbitrary field $k$ Suppose we have a split maximal torus $T$. There is a short exact sequence of groups
$$
1\to \mathrm{Inn}(G)\to \mathrm{Aut}(G)\...

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### Zariski closure of orbits of real groups on complex flag manifolds

Let $G$ be a complex reductive algebraic group defined over $\mathbb R$, and $G_0$ its real points. Then the orbits of $G_0$ on $G/B$ need not be real algebraic subvarieties. Take $G=SL_2(\mathbb C)$, ...

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### Strictly contracting elements in the center of a Levi subgroup

Let $G$ be a connected reductive group over a non archimedean local field $k$.
Let $P \subset G$ be a parabolic subgroup with Levi decomposition $P=MN$, $Z_M \subset L$ be the center of $M$ and $S_M \...

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### Clarification about Tits' article in the Corvallis

I am studying Tits' article in the Corvallis wherein he defines the apartment in the general case (not necessarily split). I wish to know what he means about the filtration of the groups $U_a(K)$ (...

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### Supercuspidal with Iwahori fixed vector

Let $F$ be a local field. Is there a reference for the following fact:
No supercuspidal representation of $GL_2(F)$ has an Iwahori-fixed vector?
I have a proof, by I'd prefer a reference, ...

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### Regular or elliptic elements in the multiplicative group of central division algebra

For an element $g$ of a connected reductive group $G$ over a field $F$,
$g$ is called $regular$ if the dimension of the centralizer of $g$ is equal to the rank of the algebraic group $G$,
$g$ is ...

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### What is “special” maximal compact subgroup of algebraig group over local field?

Learning the theory of Langlands correspondence, I met the notion of "special" maximal compact subgroup of a (reductive) algebraic group over a local field.
Here, I think the word "compact" is used ...

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### Compatibility of two definitions of elliptic elements in GLn

For an element $g$ of a connected reductive group $G$ (over a local field),
$g$ is called $elliptic$ if it is semisimple and the maximal split subtorus of the center of the centralizer of $g$ is ...

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### number of simple representations

For a linearly reductive Group $G$ over a field $k$ one has that the category of finite dimensional representations of $G$ is semisimple. What can one say about the number of simple representations? ...

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### Algebraic characters and quasi-characters of reductive algebraic group over non-archimedean local field

Let $G$ be a reductive algebraic group over $F$, where $F$ is a non-archimedean local field.
Then $G(F)$ is a p-adic group.
Let $\Psi(G)$ be the lattice of algebraic characters.
Let $\Lambda_G$ be the ...

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### Why people usually consider reductive groups in GIT?

Where do people essentially use the reductive groups in the theory of GIT? Or how does reductive groups simplify the constructions in GIT?
I found that the property of completely reducible of ...

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### Decomposing representations of GL(n,F_q) induced from certain kinds of parabolics

The answer to the question below is almost certainly known to the representation theorists; in fact, I'm pretty sure it can be extracted from Green's paper "The characters of the finite general linear ...

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### Open cell decomposition after applying a Weyl group element

Let $G=\operatorname{GL}(n,\mathbb C)$. What follows can be put into a more general context, but I would like to first understand it for this case, the generalization is a second step.
For Zariski-...

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### Invariant vectors in supercuspidal representations of GL_2(Zp)

Let $o$ be the ring of integers in a local field $F$ with prime-ideal $p$. Let $K$ be either $GL_2(o)$ or the normalizer of the Iwahori subgroup. Let $\sigma$ be a representation of $K$ times the ...